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Archive for November, 2015

Roadamite “Rare Mileage”

by on Nov.14, 2015, under Friends-SMVRR, PCRy, SMVRR

As usual, Kevin took great care of us as we headed south and east of Santa Maria to track the route of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad to the end of its line at Roadamite and then follow the Pacific Coast Railway right-of-way from Palmer back into town. And we got some “rare mileage” out of the deal!¬†Kevin got permission (and the gate code) from the private property owner where the Roadamite oil loading racks were located. We stood at the very spot that was the end of the line.

All the pics are here.


The right-of-way went just underneath the line indicated.


Lunch at the Garey Store


Just ahead of the group is the end of the line for the SMVRR.

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CSLRA Fall Train Ride

by on Nov.06, 2015, under SMVRR

The California Shortline Railroad Association held its Fall Meeting and Train Ride November 4-6, 2015. We met in San Pedro, toured the harbor by boat, and then took the BNSF Special to San Diego. The next morning we boarded the train for the return to San Pedro. All the pics are here.


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